Were remains found in Leicester those of King Richard III? We'll find out today

The skull of the skeleton found at the Grey Friars excavation in Leicester, potentially that of King Richard III Credit: University of Leicester

Could this be the head of England's last medieval king? This morning scientists leading the search for King Richard III in Leicester have released an image of what could be the monarch's skull.

It's the first time pictures of the skeleton – discovered in a car park in Leicester – have been made public. Later this morning, scientists at the University of Leicester will make a "major announcement" about the find. They have been examining DNA evidence in the hope of proving the remains are those of King Richard, who was buried in the city after his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Dr Jo Appleby, Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology in the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, led the exhumation of the remains in September 2012.

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